8 days 7 nights
The northwest is one of Vietnam’s most beautiful regions, with breathtaking mountain scenery and terraced fields. The Northwest has a different charm for each season. And here, there is a period called the “golden period” when all the rice terraces are dyed yellow during the rice harvesting season. Visiting the Northwest at this time of year can be an experience of a lifetime.
A local farmer a year will grow only one crop. Therefore, the harvest season is from mid-September to late October. Harvesting times differ from province to province, with Sapa and Quan Ba being the earliest and Mu Cang Chai being the latest. Along with the beautiful cool weather, the breathtaking and stunning scenery will amaze your mind.
Even if you already seen this scenery on photos somewhere, you’d still be surprised to see it with your own eyes. The vast terraced fields that spread out in the mountains are dyed in a fantastic yellow, as if looking like someone inlay gold on the ladder to haven. Thousands of endless golden waves stretch from valleys to mountainsides to high peaks. Colors vary from green, light yellow, sun yellow to brown gold. Looking at the terrace from the top of the mountain, you can feel the majestic beauty of nature and imagine the wonderful scenery of the yellow “sea” and the scattered ethnic minority houses on stilts.
Hiking, especially in the Northwest, is great at this time of year. It is an interesting experience to stroll through the magnificent golden rice terraces, breathe in the wonderful aroma of ripe rice and observe the local tribesmen harvesting the rice. The ideal places to watch the harvest season in the northwest are Sa Pa (Lao Cai), Moc Chau (Son La Province).
Upon arrival in Hanoi, be met by our driver then be transferred to the hotel.
Afternoon, you will visit the Museum of Ethnology and then drive back to central Hanoi for a 45-min cyclo tour through the famed Old Quarter known for its ‘36 streets of 36. Conclude the day by watching an entertaining water puppet performance, a uniquely northern Vietnamese art form said to have originated in the flooded rice fields of the Red River Delta. The show uses colourful wooden puppets to depict scenes of rural life and episodes of national history set to music. Overnight in Hanoi
Guide: English Speaking Guide on tour
Hotel: Hanoian Central
6:00 Our guide & driver pickup at your hotel then transfer to Hoang Su Phi, lunch on route. After lunch we start exploring the best place of the rice field in terrace in Hoang Su Phi, wich were recognised as a national heritage site in September 2012. The filed are estimated to have been cut into the mountainside around 300 years ago by the La Chi, Dao and Nung ethnic group
The field spread all over the valley from low to high to create a brilliant yellow circle. Such as in the afternoon sunlight, everything seemed to be dyed warm yellow. The boundary of the field as the curves of winding, carrying on the dust is heavy cotton. More colors for the picture there are chocolate chipmunk girl in red dress is bending to reap.
Visit terraced fields also learn about the culture of wet rice making on terraced fields of the Mong and Nung ethnic groups.
The last destination is Panhou Retreat, the most luxurious resort in Hoang Su Phi where you will enjoy a peaceful night in the middle of nature.
After breakfast at the hotel we move to Suoi Thau
Crossing the winding path leading to the village of Suôi Thâu, you will see a vast plain covering hundreds of hectares at an altitude of 1,200 m above sea level. The steppe of Suôi Thâu does not extend so indefinitely than those in Europe but it is enough to make visitors feel extremely small. Nevertheless, in the plain you will not find much grass but rather fields of rice and corn. The strips of rice, corn and grass blend together like a strip of multicolored brocade.
After admiring the breathtaking scenery in Suoi Thau we continue to move to Sapa, stop on the way to see the stunning beautiful valley and mountain. Before arrive Sapa a must see destination of your journey to Vietnam especially in the yellow season.
Today you will spend half day conquering the roof of Indochina – Fansipan mountain by cable car. While travelling to Fansipan by cable car, you will have the opportunity to swallow views of the Muong Hoa valley, Hoang Lien forest from above and Fansipan peak – were rich and unique vegetation as well as magnificent landscapes of Lai Chau Province, getting the panorama of the forest and scenery.
Furthermore, the haft day tour to visit Lao Chai & Ta Van village is enough time to feel the atmosphere and scenery of Muong Hoa valley. The walking time to Lao Chai village, past terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of Dzay people, you will also have the opportunity to learn about daily life, customs and traditions of the ethnic groups living here.
After breakfast check out hotel then go back to Hanoi.
The day is free at your leisure to explorer Hanoi by yourself.
Pick up time: 08.15AM
Depart for a 2.5 hour journey to Halong Bay. Make a stop en route for some refreshment (around 15-20 minutes). On arrival in Halong Bay, This UNESCO World Heritage site boasts a wild beauty of clustered limestone islets and crescent beaches. Then board your deluxe junk, settle into your cabin and prepare your appetite for an enjoyable lunch on deck. Settle on board your main boat to begin a 2 day/1 night cruise through the spectacular Ha Long Bay. Afterwards, take an exhilarating kayak trip through the lagoon, have a refreshing swim or simply relax on board and enjoy the sunset.
Overnight on junk.
Note: Transfer Halong – Hanoi by shuttle bus
Wake up early and take a position on the upper deck to witness the sun rise over the bay, a cup of hot tea in hand. Early morning is truly a magical time on the bay as the limestone karsts appear all around you in different shapes, sizes and colours. Continue sailing through magnificent Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a brunch on board before arriving at Ha Long City Pier at noon where transportation will be waiting for and drive back to Hanoi.
Free at your leisure until guide & driver transfer you to the airport to take flight back home.
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The tour includes visits to multiple cities and attractions in Northern Vietnam, including Hanoi, Hoang Su Phi, Sapa, and Ha Long Bay. The highlight is the "golden season" when all the rice terraces are dyed yellow during the rice harvesting season.
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Yes, a local English-speaking guide is included in the tour.
The tour package includes accommodation in Twin/Double rooms with daily breakfast, roundtrip transport from Hanoi, all sightseeing tickets, a local guide, meals as per the itinerary, and one bottle of water per person per day.